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The Torres Strait Islands are a group of over 200 small islands. The Torres Strait Islander flag was created as a symbol of unity and identity. It was designed by the late Bernard Namok from Thursday Island. Torres Strait Islanders’ culture and traditions are strongly connected to the land, sea and sky - elements which are represented in the flag. Find out more about the flag’s history.
The emu is an iconic Australian bird of significance to all Australians, but especially so to Indigenous Australians who have had a special relationship with this curious animal for thousands of years.